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The Leadtek WinFast GeForce3 TD
A Reference Design With Attitude...

By, Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta
June 27, 2001

Its time to find out how the Winfast GeForce 3 TD performs...

Hot Hardware's Pentium !!! Test System
1.0GHz. of Power


Abit VP6 (VIA Apollo 133A) with an Intel PIII @ 1GHz

256MB of Mushkin 2-2-2 Rev. 3 RAM

IBM 30Gb ATA100 7200 RPM Hard Drive

Leadtek Winfast GeForce 3 TD 64MB DDR GF3 Graphics Card

Plextor PlexWriter 12/10/32S

Plextor UltraPLEX 40

Adaptec 2940UW Pro SCSI Card

Windows Millennium

Direct X 8.0a and nVidia reference drivers V.12.41


Comparison cards used throughout testing:

Gigabyte GV-GF3000 64MB DDR GF3 Graphics Card



Benchmarks with the Leadtek WinFast GeForce3 TD
DX8 and Video Tests

Our first tests were with MadOnion's Video 2000 benchmarking utility.  Video 2000 tests the performance and image quality during video playback.


VIDEO 2000:



The Leadtek Winfast GeForce 3 TD performs right on par with other GeForce 3 based cards we have tested under Video 2000.


Image quality during DVD playback was also excellent, rivaling the quality of some hardware decoders.  On a high-end system, anyone would be hard pressed to tell the difference between the GeForce 3 and a true hardware decoder.


3D MARK 2001:


Let us venture into some "gaming" scores.  Next up is MadOnion's DirectX 8 benchmark utility, 3D Mark 2001.



The 3D Mark 2001 scores posted by the Leadtek Winfast GeForce 3 TD were great.  If you have not witnessed the added "scenes" visible when running 3D Mark 2001 on a true DirectX 8 compliant video card, you're really missing out.  Not only are the framerates during testing smooth, but the on-screen images are stunning.

We continued the DirectX testing, and ran Massive Development's AquaMark.  AquaMark makes extensive use of DirectX's Pixel and Vertex shaders...


As you can see, they're was no discernable difference in performance between the Leadtek and Gigabyte GeForce 3s.  FYI, the numbers posted by our Gigabyte sample were using the v11.01 reference drivers.





Quake 3, More FSAA, Overclocking Aquanox and Dronez Testing



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